Officials with the provincial government say they’re making a local stop to inform residents about the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Tuesday.
Lena Metlege Diab, the province’s immigration minister, says provincial officials are working with their federal counterparts on the new program to help business owners find the employees they need.
The information session will be held on campus of StFX at 11:30 a.m.
Diab tells The Hawk there will be a lot of resources at the event.
“There will be a lot of businesses in the room, a lot of players that are interested in immigration,” she says. “Also throughout the room, there will be set up information booths from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.”
Diab says Rodger Cuzner, the MP for Cape Breton-Canso, and Sean Fraser, the MP for Central Nova, will also speak at the event.
She says they’ll be there to facilitate and educate on the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, and answer questions and provide feedback.
“It’s a new program- we are working with the federal government,” she says. “It’s developed to help businesses fill their labour gaps.”
Diab says business owners have a big role to play in the program, and immigrants play a huge role in the economy.